It was revealed in Parliament that Nimal Welgama, former Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom has given advertisement of SLT to a media institution in which he was the managing director.
Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, Harin Fernando answering a question raised by a JVP Parliamentarian said this particular media organization had been given advertisements to the value of Rs. 88.226 million from 2011 to 2014 which was 35 percent of the total payments made to print media organizations by SLT.
According to sources the circulation of the particular media organization owned by Welgama was much less than many other print media. It was revealed that this company was paid Rs.16.458 million in 2011 Rs.19.403 million in 2012, Rs.25.109 million in 2013 and Rs.27.255 million in 2014 by Sri Lanka Telecom.